Our quality-over-quantity approach demands the precision and purity of hand-selected fruit in small lots of distinct character, chosen from among the best rows of the best blocks from the most esteemed vineyards within what we believe to be the finest locations in the world for growing and harvesting the most exquisite grapes to produce our exceptional Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.
Excellence, Today & Tomorrow
Though they are not available in large quantities, WindRacer wines appeal to those who understand the craftsmanship involved in creating handmade wines of the finest caliber. Everything you would want in a very refined Chardonnay or Pinot Noir—with the capacity to age well for decades to come—your investment in WindRacer wines is sure to pay dividends.
Russian River ValleyChardonnay 2018 $65
2018 Saralee’s Vineyard Chardonnay
The famous Saralee’s Vineyard has a rich history and reputation for producing stunning Burgundian varieties. Located in the Russian River Valley, the vines sit near the Petaluma Gap, where wind and fog whip through daily from the Pacific Ocean. This cooling influence allows the grapes to ripen slowly, developing rich, complex flavors. The vineyard is dry-farmed and the vines, which are over 30 years old, extend deep in the ground for nutrients and water, creating a vivid expression of terroir in the fruit. Sourced from two adjacent blocks within this famed vineyard, the Chardonnay shows classic aromas of golden apple and ripe pear. Toasted oak frames the fruit as the flavors extend through a creamy, round palate, lifted with hints of lemon curd across the long, lingering finish.
Alexander ValleyChardonnay 2018 $65
2018 Alexander Mountain Estate Vineyard Chardonnay
Grown on the western ridge of the Mayacamas Mountains, the grapes for the Alexander Mountain Estate Chardonnay benefit from complex soils and cool sunshine. Sitting just above the fogline, the vines receive a cooling influence from below and abundant sun from above. This idyllic combination allows for complex flavor development over a long growing season. A mixture of volcanic rock and sedimentary deposits, the diverse soils impart a distinctive minerality. Sourced from two of the older blocks in the vineyard, the wine is made of 100% Chardonnay. The mountain pedigree gives this wine its powerful aromatic expression and character. Yellow apples, fresh-squeezed Meyer lemon, toasted hazelnuts and vanilla bean give way to a soft, voluptuous texture across the palate. The finish is long and focused with stony minerality and acidity.
Russian River ValleyPinot Noir 2018 $75
2018 Bloomfield Vineyard Pinot Noir
The Bloomfield Vineyard sits at the southern end of the Russian River Valley near the town of Sebastopol. Foggy mornings and cool, windy days allow the grapes to ripen slowly over a long growing season for complex flavor development. The sandy loam soils, derived from ancient marine terraces, have excellent drainage and low fertility, producing smaller yields of intense fruit. The result is an elegant wine with balanced ripeness and a vibrant profile. Grapes are selected from a single block of the vineyard. Ripe cranberry and morello cherry introduce the wine, joined by fragrant spices and light mocha aromas. The palate integrates red plum, raspberry and light cinnamon notes with a rich, supple texture and medium tannins, extending into a long, refined finish.
Anderson ValleyPinot Noir 2018 $75
2018 Edmeades Vineyard Pinot Noir
The historic Edmeades Vineyard sits on a plateau above the Navarro River, just west of the small town of Philo. High density vines are planted in clay loam soils. This causes a beneficial struggle for nutrients and the development of rich, concentrated flavors in the fruit. From the nearby ocean, chilly coastal breezes sweep in each day around 3pm, maintaining cooler temperatures and allowing the grapes to ripen slowly. The bright red raspberry, bing cherry and savory herb complexity display signature Mendocino character. Across the palate, the texture is juicy and rich, with subtle earthiness and smooth tannins. The finish is long and vibrant.
Anderson ValleyPinot Noir 2018 $75 / Bottle
2018 Skycrest Vineyard Pinot Noir
The Skycrest Vineyard is a steep hillside vineyard perched over the town of Boonville in Mendocino. Above the fogline, the grapes experience cool, sun-filled days and long hang times that give this wine its intense flavors and vibrant red fruit profile. The pitch of the vineyard slope requires that the grapes be handpicked, which allows for precise control over phenolic ripeness and harvesting at the peak of maturity. The resulting wine displays a rugged intensity indicative of its dramatic landscape. A lively red cherry and cranberry fruit profile evolves with intense grip and power on the palate. The bright texture extends across the long finish, carried by firm tannins and notes of clove and spice.
Sonoma CoastPinot Noir 2018 $75 / Bottle
2018 Sealift Vineyard Pinot Noir
Just five miles from the Pacific Ocean, the Sealift Vineyard sits in the “true” Sonoma Coast, where a small enclave of dramatic vineyards thrive in this cool climate, creating stunning Pinot Noirs. The sandy loam soils were shaped from ancient marine terraces turned up from the bottom of the ocean during tectonic movements millions of years ago, which resulted in well-drained, nutrient-poor soils perfect for concentrated flavor development. Rich and complex, the Sealift Pinot Noir opens with intense aromas of blackberry and ripe raspberry with hints of clove, cocoa and herbs. A powerful expression of raspberry, sage and cardamom with a deep intensity on the palate and a long, complex finish.